Research shows that people who are mentored make more money and advance more quickly than those who are not, according to Kim Nelson, an advisor to WILMA’s Women to Watch Leadership Initiative mentoring program. As a part of WILMA’s mentoring program, up-and-coming women in the community are matched with women and men mentors to assist with their leadership development. These mentoring relationships offer support, chances for growth, and invaluable advice to the involved mentees.
Each year a call for mentee applications opens for the year-round program. Applications will be open through the month of August and the program will run from October to September. Those who participated in Women to Watch programs during the previous year are invited to apply. WILMA also holds quarterly group mentoring events open to WILMA readers, whether or not they are part of the formal program. This year’s mentoring lineup boasts an impressive list of individuals.